Hock boots- good idea?
I would like some comments on the use of boots(or braces) for horses as I am not very familiar with them and have never used them before.
Now, my boy is quite sicklehocked, and appears weak in the back legs. He has no problem with any of his gaits and is sound, but I can see his hocks having issues down the road because of his poor comformation. I was in the tack store the other day, and saw some hock boots that said where good for extra support in the area, and had magnetic strips that are supposed to help with circulation and arthritis (he does not have arthritis now, but its a good possibility he will get it when he gets older).
He will only be used for light trail riding and arena work as he's not built correctly for any hard work and I want him to stay sound for as long as possible.
Would it be beneficial to get these boots and use them when riding to give him some extra support to help prevent injuries?
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